Kristen Petty joined Guaranty Bank’s information resources team as project/program manager at the bank’s Springfield operations center. She has 15 years of experience in financial services and was formerly a business process analyst for JPMorgan Chase in Springfield. Petty holds a bachelor’s in business studies from Southern New Hampshire University.
417 Insurance and Investments President Jeremy Tyler earned the Certified Financial Planner designation and also was named 2020 Advisor of the Year by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He’s previously served as president of NAIFA.
Ollis/Akers/Arney was named a Top Insurance Workplace by Insurance Business America for the second consecutive year. It is one of 67 companies nationwide to earn the distinction. The award is based on employee criteria, such as salary, benefits and work atmosphere.
Brokate Janitorial LLC hired Jared Tebbenkamp as an account manager responsible for advising and supporting clients on specialty services. He has a decade of customer service experience, formerly with BSN Sports.
Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon was appointed to a national broadband task force by the National Association of Counties. He joins nearly three dozen county government officials selected to study the lack of reliable broadband in underserved areas and work to find solutions for bridging internet service gaps.
A health care worker became a first-time business owner; a home baker decided to pursue a longtime dream of starting her own business; and Springfield-based Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions LLC expanded its reach in Greene County.
Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
John Lopez, managing member at Old Route 66 Dispensary, talks through the Dispensary’s decisions to manufacture and transport its own goods. Lopez says the ultimate goal is to cut the cost of their product by around 30-50%. John Lopez is a Springfield Business Journal 2020 12 People You Need to Know.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of impacts on the labor force, with some businesses doing well and others taking a hit. Elizabeth Hurts, business development manager at HR Advantage, says as much as we look forward to moving on, the effects of the pandemic aren’t over.
Mackenzie Scherer, small business technology consultant and owner of Mackenzie Scherer, LLC, discusses how scheduling software can help you keep ahead of your to-do list. Technology like chatbots and email templates...
Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she’s seen edible flowers used many ways in different areas of the country. McCleary was initially contacted by several bakers, but says …
Carley Joy, sales and marketing director of SafeSpace Company says she and her father, CEO Rick Williams, have an honest and open communication style. Williams says the key is never to take things …
Brad Noble, co-founder of Art of Everyone, says art is the one thing that remains open to expression. He says art goes beyond the activity and helps build connections between people. Springfield …
Carol Taylor, former president of Evangel University, tells features editor Christine Temple about the new challenges she faced leading students, staff and faculty through a year of learning in a …
Michelle Romero, owner of PKD Venue, says because of her busy schedule, using social media has helped her marketing efforts. Incorporating your journey, including struggles as well as victories, can …